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Our Green Standard by GeoKleen

As our world faces a growing number of health and ecological concerns, there is a significant movement toward utilizing more environmentally friendly solutions in our every day lives.  Various studies report the health benefits of using green products and governmental agencies are beginning to enforce the purchase and use of greener technologies.
We are committed to provide safe, effective, environmentally preferable solutions to a wide range of cleaning, odor control, maintenance, and waste removal challenges.  In fact, the use of promicrobials and enzymes greatly enhances efficacy of green formulations.
At the present time, not all green agencies have the methodology nor the defined protocol set up for testing microbes as an active ingredient in cleaning products.  We are currently working with certain agencies to set up the standards for testing microbial-based products. This is not a fast process, but we are working hard to move this forward as expeditiously as possible.
The lack of a single definition of “green” causes significant confusion in the market place.  To eliminate some of this confusion, GEOKLEEN™ has developed the Our Green Standard to designate conformance to the following parameters:
  • The active ingredients (spores) are known to be non–toxic to human or aquatic life.

  • Neutral pH (ranges 5.5-9.5).

  • Formulations utilize only biodegradable surfactants.

  • Phosphate-free (< 0.5%).

  • Free of heavy metals.

  • Low VOC levels (under 10% by weight when diluted for use).

  • Does not contain nonyl-phenols.

  • Does not contain chlorine bleach.

  • Does not contain chemicals assorted with Prop 65 warnings.

What does this mean to our customers today? We will support our customers by providing formula component information and active ingredient (spores) toxicity data to the green agencies that our customers are currently working with.  In addition, we will work with those agencies on our customer’s behalf to try to gain approval in multiple green programs.
The development of a green program is an evolving process and may change as the green initiative evolves and microbes are incorporated into the programs.  Additions to the list will occur as the Internal Raw Material Review Process and MSDS project come together.
Currently Geokleen has obtained product certifications from from Environmental Choice-EcoLogo for certain products. In addition, Geokleen™ has registered certain products with NSF International.

 






 
GeoKleen, Inc.
580 South Salina Street • Syracuse, NY 13202
1-800-651-1919 • 1-315-701-4439